Large Synchronous Generators Computer Models

Project ID: 3772
Principal Investigator: Jim DeHaan
Research Topic: Improved Power Generation
Priority Area Assignments: 2015 (Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation)
Funded Fiscal Years: 2015
Keywords: None

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Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.

Large Synchronous Generators Computer Models (final, PDF, 1.4MB)
By Jim DeHaan
Publication completed on September 30, 2015

In this report, defined operating points of an existing hydro-electric generator with bypassed coils are simulated using Finite Element Method (FEM)-based modeling software using a 2-D model of the generator consisting of the rotor and stator core, rotor poles, field winding, damper bars, and stator coils. Separate electrical circuits for the field winding, the damper winding, and the stator circuits are also defined to simplify the model. The resulting model is then used to simulate a machine at rated operating conditions without bypassed coils and then at various operating conditions with bypassed coils. The results for the model are further analyzed and compared to corresponding measured field data to assess the accuracy of the model.

The following documents were not reviewed. Statements made in these documents are those of the authors. The findings have not been verified.

Analyzing Synchronous Machines With Bypassed Coils (final, PDF, 1.4MB)
By James DeHaan
Publication completed on September 30, 2016

This bulletin summarizes the research results and potential application to Reclamation's mission.


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